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Dec 30, 2008 08:21 AM

Anniversary dinner? Commander's, Stella's, August, or Delmonico's?

We are both foodies. Want a really quiet nice atmosphere (I HATE tables smushed together) We have never been to any of these restaurants.

Husband and I love seafood, steaks, sushi and the typical new orleans style food. We are not into modern/ecclectic restaurants and food.

Thanks in advance.

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  1. If you are not into modern/eclectic, I would recommend Delmonico. I would also let them know in advance that it is a special occasion and make arrangements for special/romantic seating.
    I would have recommended Commander's, however, I had a fairly lackluster meal there last week.

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    1. re: mortalcoil

      I thought that the table spacing was good at Delmonico's. I hate crowded dining too. The ambient noise level was up a bit, but not that bad - lotta' business dinners and quantities of beverages all around.

      Food and service were very good. Wine service was a bit weak, but maybe I was being too pickey. Review: about half way down the thread.


    2. we just got back. I DO NOT recommend commanders. We had a great meal at herbsainte and an even better meal at dantes.

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      1. re: agent999

        We just got back as well (I posted my trip report here if you want details We loved August, MiLa and Cochon. The food at Herbsaint was very good, but way to heavy for us.

      2. get a window table at the Rib Room

        1. Delmonico would be my pick. The steaks are extremely good, everything is house made and the restaurant is beautiful. Not crowded or noisy.

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          1. re: chef4hire

            Thanks everyone. After hearing recommendations and looking at menus online, we picked Delmonico's for Friday night and Stella's for Saturday night. Can't hurt to celebrate 2 nights!

            1. re: travelnurse74

              Please consider Bayona-It is one of the finest locally favorite restaurants in the city.